Access to Programming Act (AB 292)
Assembly Bill 292 was introduced by Asm. Mark Stone. This bill is a re-do of AB 3160 that was dropped in 2020 due to the pandemic. This bill seeks to make Proposition 57 more effective by limiting barriers to rehabilitative programming such as; long waitlists, frequent transfers, and inflexible work schedules that conflict with program availability, while also ensuring that programming continues during lockdowns.
It furthermore seeks to offer more Good Conduct credits to incarcerated folks and directs the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to create equitable credit earning incentives.
Co-Sponsors of AB 292 include: Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Initiate Justice, Re:Store Justice, and the Transformative In-Prison Workgroup.
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